What a great one-two punch for Led Zeppelin and their fans.
First, we learn that Led Zeppelin will be one of the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on December 2nd. Led Zeppelin will receive 1) honors as a band, then 2) John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will each receive Kennedy Center Honors. We will get a nice day after Christmas present as the event will air December 26th on CBS.
Second, it was announced today that a theatrical release of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 one-night-only reunion concert, Celebration Day will be distributed on 1,500 screens on October 17th. The recorded concert from December 10th, 2007 at London’s 02 Arena will later be issued on “multiple audio and video formats” on November 19th. I am rubbing my hands with glee over these eventualities.
Dancing days are here again as the summer evenings grow
I got my flower, I got my power, I got a woman who knows.
Chorus: I said it’s alright. You know it’s alright – I guess it’s all in my heart
You’ll be my only, my one and only. Is that the way it should start?
Oh Yeah and then some ;)
- Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy, David Letterman to Receive Kennedy Center Awards (rollingstone.com)